The head of the British Foreign Intelligence service, Richard Moore, in an interview with the Sunday Times newspaper, called Russia “objectively weakening” in economic and demographic terms, but at the same time representing one of the most pressing problems.
“Russia is an objectively weakening power in economic and demographic terms. It is going through a challenging period,” Moore said.
At the same time, the head of Mi-6 noted that Moscow is one of the most pressing problems for him. In particular, London was concerned about many Russian troops on the border with Ukraine and the likelihood of an “invasion.” According to Moore, the United Kingdom and the United States warned Russia about the “serious consequences” of the invasion of Ukraine.
Russian Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has previously explained that Moscow moves troops on its territory and at its discretion. As the representative of the Kremlin noted, this does not threaten anyone and should not worry anyone.
Moore also expressed the opinion that Russia’s actions in the Czech Republic make us draw parallels with the situation in relations between Moscow and Kyiv, once again emphasizing London’s concerns about the situation around Ukraine.
“This is why we are coordinating so closely with our allies to make sure that we are sending clear signals to President Putin, “the intelligence chief added, without specifying what” signals” he was referring to.